On her second release as a leader, the buoyant Meridian, saxophonist Adison Evans demonstrates remarkable maturity as both a composer and a performer. Evans drew inspiration from the idyllic Tuscan village where she retreated to pen the music that comprises this intriguing album.
The opening title-track sets the mood with the right balance of contemplative melancholy and vibrant poetry. Evans’ serpentine duet with pianist Silvano Monasterios gracefully flows into the band’s brighter, resonant group play.
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